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>> a baltimore county firefighter will be laid to rest today. >> from the podium to the audience, it will look and sound different. i have a preview of the state of the union. >> sa of like a punch in -- sort of like a punch in the gut to ravens fans. will you cheer on the steelers'. >> could we see snow? [captioning made possible by constellation energy group] captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- >> good morning. i am lisa robinson. >> i am stan stovall. thank you for joining us this morning. >> it is refreezing. >> the call this morning of the winter so far.
at least there is no wind. it is cold enough all by itself. we're down into the single digits at the airport. nine at the airport. police the wind is calm -- at least the wind is calm. also thicken up this afternoon. sunshine she got us into the upper 20s later today. it is going to warm up tomorrow. the weather will turn messy in the middle of the week. rain and snow and sleet. first let's say good morning to sarah. >> kind of busy in the essex area. there are some lane closures. we will let you know what we get more specifics. a problem southbound on hanover pike just past 30. a pretty serious accident. as far as delays, not much. traveling south on the j.f.x.,
59 miles per hour. west side at 50. 7 this is a drive time on a 95 down towards the harbor tunnel toll. five minutes on southbound 95 towards the fort mchenry. a quick live look outside. this is the east side of the beltway. volume is picking up just a bit. no major delays. everything moving well at pulaski highway. use extra caution with some lanes closed. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> thank you. for the second time in a week, mourners will gather to say gabbai took a public servant. >> mark falkenhan died on the job last week. kim dacey is live with the story. good morning. >> mark falkenhan was killed fighting a fire in parkville wednesday night. an outpouring of support is expected at his funeral today. fire officials estimate several
thousand people attended a tribute to him on saturday. firefighters from stations across the region gathered to pay their respects to the fallen hero. close friends and colleagues remember mark falkenhan as the guy with the big smile who always went above and beyond. a husband and father of two sons, his loved ones comforted each other outside of the viewing. fellow firefighters carried in posters and fallkenhan's helmet, both reminders of his legacy. >> we take some solace in knowing that mark did not die alone in that apartment fire. that his last act on earth was risking his life to save someone else. mark spent his entire life -- his adult life in public service. and we have some peace knowing that his impact on this world will be felt for many more years. >> mark's funeral will be at 11:00 this morning here at the cathedral of mary our queen, followed by his interment at the dulaney valley memorial
gardens. kim dacey, wbal-tv 11 news. >> thank you. firefighters had their hands full overnight putting in a fire in an east baltimore church. a car crashed into the side of the gospel church in the 2500 block of east oliver street. it is not clear if the car was already on fire when a crash. there was nobody found inside the church. later today, a building inspector will determine if the church is structurally sound. police are investigating a deadly shooting in east baltimore. officers arrived at east-street just before 11:00 p.m. last night. that is near the johns hopkins hospit. they found a man sitting behind the wheel of a spherical. he had been shot. he died. no arrests have been made. >> no rest in the case of a
shooting that claimed the life of a youth sports coach. harry hicks was gunned down saturday afternoon. police are just as confused as those who knew him as to why anybody would kill the popular mentor and father. >> it was shocking. i never would think something like this would happen. he was the coolest person you could ever know. he had a wife and kids and tried to do right in the community. >> anyone with information should call baltimore city police. >> the animal cruelty trial for two brothers accused of setting a pit bull on fire is set to begin today. was rescued by later had to be euthanized. >> new developments in the case of ed reed's missing brother
brian. a dive team thought they found the missing body in a river. they went back but the body was gone. his family is still holding out hope for closure. >> we just needed some closure. we wanted to know if you went in the water. we wanted to retrieve him and get him back home and to lay him to rest peacefully. >> brian reed reportedly jumped into the river while running from police. >> president obama delivers his second state of the union address tuesday night. he is expected to touch on elections and the economy and the war. kate amara joins us live with more on the story. hello. >> i am a good. thank you. tonight, -- tomorrow night, some ideas and that you can look for in the president's speech -- spending cuts and infrastructure investment.
[cheers] president obama's second state of the union speech will focus on the economy. >> my number one focus is going to be making sure that we are competitive, that we are growing, and we are creating jobs, not just now but well into the future. >> in a video emailed to supporters, the president outlined his message -- cut spending, invest in job creation. >> we're also going to have to deal with our deficits and our debt in a responsible way. and we've got to reform government so that it's leaner and smarter for the 21st century. >> republicans question if the president will go far enough. >> i am looking forward to the president and his remarks that perhaps really can go about trying to cut spending in washington. >> i think he will talk some about spending cuts. i don't know about enough. >> they're tired of the partisanship and the shouting -- >> in a show of political unity and in a break with tradition, dozens of republicans and democrats have agreed to sit together tuesday night. but republicans are making it clear they still disagree with the president's agenda.
>> we'll take a look at his recommendations. we always do. but this is not a time to be looking at pumping up government spending in very many areas. >> also look for the president to defend the health care reform law and address troop withdrawal deadlines in iraq and afghanistan. in washington, i'm kate amara, wbal-tv 11 news. >> can you give us an idea of what we may see on capitol hill today? >> look for members of congress to send their own message to president obama. the house today will begin working on a measure to roll back non-security spending to levels we saw in 2008. a vote on that is expected to come to borrow. >> kate amara, thank you. >> the stage is now set for the next super bowl.
the pittsburgh steelers will be vying for the lombardi trophy two weekends from now in dallas. pittsburg clipped the wings of the new york jets to make their eighth super bowl appearance. they will take on the green bay packers. they beat the chicago bears 21- 14 earlier yesterday. keith mills will have more highlights in sports. that brings us to our water cooler question of the day. will your feelings about the steelers keep you from rooting for the afc in the super bowl? you can share your response at wbaltv.com and on our facebook page, or send us an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. >> trying to seoothe tony's feelings. >> coming up, the morning's financial news in the bloomberg business report. >> ever hug an employee on a
dropped into the single digits and low teens. the degrees in rising sun. nine degrees at the airport. we do have clear skies. we will see plenty of sunshine to start the day today. i think the clouds will thicken up as we head into this afternoon. there is a disturbance that is producing some impressive snow across portions of ohio and west virginia. that will move into a big area of high pressure. the snow should fall apart. we will wind up as some cloud cover. sunshine this morning. high temperature this afternoon will be in the upper 20's. parley, tonight. temperatures drop back into the low 20s. -- partly cloudy tonight. let's talk about the storm. tomorrow, it will still be far enough south that we end up with a dry day on tuesday. all that activity should stay south of us. the star trek is becoming
clearer. their art to its possible tracks. one is to the west of the city. we're starting to lean towards the orange track. that means most likely a mix of precipitation on wednesday. the i-95 corridor will probably wind up with a combination of t.in, snow, and slee hagerstown and west, you guys will have mostly snow. mostly rain from annapolis south and east. that is the way it looks now. stay tuned. we will fine tune in tomorrow. 28 today. we get above freezing tomorrow. we have a 20% chance for some snow flurries. thursday and friday, it dries out. a clipper storm moves in over the weekend with some light snow late saturday into sunday morning. let's check the roads with sarah. >> some early-morning problems
in essex. have a second accident on southbound 702. northbound 702 involves an overturned vehicles. you have to get off at the beltway there and get back on. that will take you some extra time this morning. an accident lutherville at seminary avenue. southbound hanover pike just passed through 30, all lanes are closed in the southbound direction because of an accident. westminster, watch for some debris in the road. volume is picking up on the north and west side. this is a look at the west side at liberty road. delays are just starting to develop. 95 north of white marsh, still moving well ones to be closer to the beltway. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> thank you.
a police precinct in detroit is lined with yellow crime scene tape after three officers were shot. the gunman opened fire inside the detroit police precinct yesterday afternoon. it appears the officers did not suffer life-threatening injuries. a motive and the shooters identity have not been released. jared loughner will be arranged in phoenix later today. he will enter a plea on the federal charges. it seems as mental state will be an issue during the case. officials are looking to see if he is competent enough to stand trial. if you commute to washington, the mta is warning of possible delays because of the march for life rally in washington. today is the 30th anniversary of the roe vs. wade case which
legalized abortion. there will be thousands of demonstrators holding a relic of the national mall. the dissidents will march to the u.s. supreme court building. >> if you have not done your biggio bowl, you may be in for quite a shock. -- if you have not gotten your bg&e bill, you may be in for quite a shock. the bad news does not stop. gas prices are on the rise. the average price is up nearly 3 cents over the past two weeks. analysts say it to hold steady. this is almost 39 cents above the price this time last year. for maryland drivers, stars are paying about $3.80 a gallon.
drinking before a job interview turned up on a list of mistakes. among the mistakes were candidates who conveyed how the previous employer made them angry. about how an affair cost them a job. talking badly about a spouse was frowned upon. also, tossing a beer can away before the interview, hugging the hiring manager. answering of cell phones or texting. can you believe it? >> especially if talking about selling. that is a job-killer. toyota may have been beaten down by bad press bias recall crisis last year. more shutdowns for the u.s. postal service may be on the way. jane king has more in the bloomberg business report. >> more bad news for the u.s.
postal service. it will start closing as many as 2000 postal offices nationwide. another 16,000 are under review. those 16,000 make up about half of the existing post offices around the country. consolation energy group will start selling electricity in march. the utility market will be the first competitor to commonwealth edison since illinois deregulated their market 12 years ago. as for stocks, the nasdaq showed weakness on friday. the bloomberg maryland index was lower. toyota still the largest automaker in the world for a third year. demand for its cars picked up around the world. this outweighed a decline for cars. general motors came in it in second place. that is business. i'm jane king.
>> the pioneer of the modern fitness movement, jack lalanne, has died. he died of respiratory fire at his california home. he ate healthy and exercise every day of his life up to the very end. jack lalanne was 96. you got to meet him. >> i had a chance to work out with them. i took about on this ongoing challenge that he would pay anyone who could beat him and $25,000.workout he was into it high reputation and he smotked me. it was a pleasure to meet an inspiration. >> he was not giving up that $25,000. >> 11 degrees on tv hill. >> one of the ravens in the peace signs in the contract fell
shut down near the beltway. all traffic forced on to the outer loop right now. southbound 702, another to watch. fortune road -- thornton road at seminary road, another one. a quick live look at traffic at liberty road. coming towards us, heavy traffic building. this is traffic in the white marsh area where it is still moving well southbound. delays forming prior to the beltway northeast. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> good morning. it is quiet but very cold this morning. there's not much wind. it is one below zero in york, pennsylvania. nine at the airport. 17 degrees downtown. make sure the kids are bundled up. sunshine this morning. it will stay dry with a high temperature of 0828 degrees. we have a wintry mix at the
middle of the week. first we send it over to the man. here is keith mills. >> thank you. good morning. the oddsmakers have made the steelers early favorites to win the super bowl. these steelers to 1/2 point favorites to beat green bay packers in the super bowl. we begin in pittsburg. the steelers beat the jets last night. there was a blistering first half. bennett roethlisberger gets in, 17 terror -- ben roethlisberger gets in, 17-0 pence per. that is ruled a fumble. 19-arts, 24-0324-3 1/2. -- 19-3. 24-3 at the half.
12 minutes left in the fourth quarter. fourth quarter. ben roethlisberger fumbles the stamp. he rerecovers for a safety. jerricho cotchery brings in this touchdown catch. 24-19. the jets never got the ball back. look at roethlisberger. lying time. third down. clutch play to antonio brown. the steelers' head back to the super bowl. they will play the green bay packers. the bears lost to the packers yesterday. jay cutler long pass down the field. shields takes about. that was the story of the first half for chicago. 14-your green bay. remember chester taylor? brand-new game.
bears get it back. caleb hanie in fort totten columns. b.j. raji key roles in. 21-7. he does a dance. that might be the highlight of fee year. still not over. hanie. this is caleb hanie to bennett. the bears get it back. they are driving again. hanie picked off again by sam shields. the packers had back to the super bowl for the first time since 1998. now some the ravens news. kicker billy cundiff reportedly agreed to wait five-year, up $15 million contract. he tied a record with 40 touchbacks and had almost 90% of this field goals. he is headed to hawaii for sunday's pro bowl.
billy cundiff reportedly the first ravens free agent to resign even though there is no collective bargaining agreement has yet. billy cundiff groups the benefits of a great year. when you watch the super bowl -- will you watch the super bowl with the steelers in it? >> of course i will. thank you. >> 10 degrees on tv hill. much more to come this morning. >> will hear from kim dacey on a funeral for a fallen firefighter. we're not the only ones dealing with a deep freeze. folks are on the country are trying to cope. >> this is the call this morning so far in maryland.
welcome back. i am stan stovall. >> i am lisa robinson. thank you for joining us this morning. tony pann has a quick look at today's forecast. it looks like we could see some snow. >> public a mix of snow and rain on wednesday. -- probably a mix of snow and rain. it is 9 at the airport. it is like that at most neighborhoods. sunshine this morning. a few clouds of this afternoon. a high temperature expected in the upper 20's. >> our big story, a fall on a volunteer firefighter will be laid to rest. today is a countywide day of mourning in honor of mark falkenhan. >> kim dacey joins us live with a funeral -- where the funeral will take place in a few hours. >> it has been 26 years as a baltimore county firefighter was killed on the job. mark falkenhan was remembered at
a service of this weekend. united in solidarity, firefighters from stations all over the area gathered saturday to pay their respects to a fallen hero -- mark falkenhan, the guy with the big smile, who always went above and beyond. >> mark's just a great guy. i mean, he's a family man. he is a firefighter's firefighter. he is just skilled in all of the disciplines. mark's a firefighter, a paramedic, a rescue specialist, a diver, an instructor. >> while loved ones comforted each other outside of the viewing, fellow firefighters carried in posters and falkenhan's helmet, both reminders of his legacy. the 43-year-old volunteer firefighter died wednesday night while responding to a fire at a towson apartment complex in parkville. >> two beautiful young men lost a father. and a beautiful woman lost a husband. these men standing behind me from the lutherville volunteer fire company lost one of their best. >> we take some solace in knowing that mark did not die alone in that apartment fire.
that his last act on earth was risking his life to save someone else. mark spent his entire life -- his adult life in public service. and we have some peace knowing that his impact on this world will be felt for many more years. >> fellow firefighters say they are relying on each other to help them grieve. >> everybody's hurting right now, but the brotherhood and the camaraderie and coming together -- you know, we'll get through this. >> we need to cherish every moment. >> i cherished the memories that i have of my good friend. >> the funeral will be held at 11:00 this morning here at the cathedral of mary our queen followed by his interment at the dulaney valley memorial gardens. reporting live, kim dacey, wbal-tv 11 news. >> thank you. in thebeen caold baltimore area over the past few days.
frigid conditions make it difficult to get around. we have looked at the big chill all around the nation. >> the latest offensive by people in chicago and across the northeast. >> you cannot be overdressed. >> lawyers, lawyers, lawyers. i don't care how looked. >> -- layers, layers, layers,. >> if you have exposed flesh, you could get frostbite in as little as 10 minutes. >> which tried to bring the men from the cold. the cold is not forgiving. >> some people cower from the cold. some people revel in its. . hundreds of people ran into the freezing river on saturday for the sixth annual poll or bear plunge on the potomac. >> it felt great! i am awake!
>> in boston, being on thin ice was welcomed by all kids from all ages. >> i have five layers on. >> is it working? >> yes. >> that polar plunge was an event held to raise awareness about climate change. congressman don edwards was one of the many who took the frigid plunge -- congresswoman donna edwards. we asked our facebook friends how they are coping with the cold temperatures. >> you can leave your comments on our facebook page.
>> >> now traffic pulse 11 and insta-weather plus together. checking on your commute. there is an accident at edgewood road and rte. 40. another problem at 95, some debris in the road. northbound 702 closed near the beltway. all traffic diverting on to the outer loop of the beltway. you can take eastern as an alternate. that is an overturned vehicles. southbound 702, another accident. seminary avenue, an accident in lutherville and another just passed route 30. that is blocking all southbound lanes. delays forming on the outer loop on the northwest corner. this is traffic in the area of white marsh. still no delays. traffic picks up closer to the beltway. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> we will do the seven-day
forecast this time. at least it is not snowing and windy. nine at the airport right now. 14 in easton. one below the zero in york, pennsylvania. that is the actual temperature. we will make it up to 28 today. quiet tomorrow. a mix of rain and snow likely on wednesday. the temperature will be 36 on wednesday. there could be a clipper storm over the weekend with snow late saturday into sunday morning. temperatures do get a little warmer. it does get messy in the middle of the week. >> 10 degrees on tv hill. proved that winter is not all bad. some amazing ice sculptures. >> we are still taking your answers to our water cooler question of the day. will your feelings about the steelers keep you from rooting for the afc in the super bowl? you can share your response at
by layer. >> the postal service said the cold will not prevent you from getting the mail. >> it began to look familiar. he writes similar than the way i write. it dawned on me, that is my writing. >> it was shocking because he wrote that pos kart 52 years ago. it just arrived at last wednesday. it was debated 1958. it was sent as he made his way back to california, where he was stationed as a marine. a spokesperson said picard may have been stuck in the equipment that was thoughts to be empty. there is thought that male may
show up. >> 10 degrees on tv hill. here's a look ahead to our headlines. >> we have some early morning accidents in essex on 702 in both directions. and we'll check on a crash in hampstead. >> it is cold but quiet. we have rain and snow in the seven-day forecast. a beautiful sunrise in progress 39 degrees at the airp
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into the side of the gospel church in the 2500 block of east oliver street. it is not clear if the car was already on fire when it crashed. the fire spread into the church. a building inspector will have to determine if the church is still structurally sound. reed's ch for ied brother continues. a dive team thought they found the body of brian reed on sunday. they went back to retrieve it, but the body was gone. he reportedly jumped into the river two weeks ago when running from the police. the setting is set for the next super bowl. the pittsburgh steelers play against the green bay packers. the pittsburgh steelers beat the new york jets last night. they will take on the green bay packers.
much president obama's goals will clash with the republican majority. they promised to sit together tomorrow night for the state of the union address. they are far apart on how to fix america's money problems. >> oil well president obama night? >> and number one focus is making sure that we are competitive, that we're growing and creating jobs. we're going to have to deal with our deficit and our debt in a response polite. >> house republicans will vote on a ruling by the federal budget to what we spent two years ago. >> we have to cut spending. >> perhaps even defense. >> no one can defend the expenditure of every dollar in the senate at the pentagon. >> democrats claim massive cuts could claimed thousands of jobs. >> you have to start putting america back to work. >> will president agree to
spending cuts? >> i hope the president will be a hands on and say he is ready to take political risks if we are, to get america's books back in the balance. >> the markets and america will be watching. we could see a showdown on the budget. conservatives want even deeper cuts. tracie potts, nbc news, washington. >> now traffic pulse 11 and insta-weather plus together. >> good morning. a handful of problems to watch for. we start in edgewood court in edgewood road shut down between pulaski and philadelphia road because of a serious accident in harford county. there is an overturned is that702. all traffic being forced onto the outer loop. opposite that, southbound 702, another crash. in lutherville at seminary
avenue, watch for an accident. southbound hanover pike now opened past route 30. the heavy spot is the west side outer loop, 35 miles per hour. this is liberty. looking pretty heavy. getting credit on 95 coming out of the white marsh region. the harrisburg expressway is moving pretty well hitting down to the beltway. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> we are off to a quiet but cold start on this monday morning. at least is not windy or snowing. it is 9 at the airport. 11 degrees in rising sun. you get the point. especially for the kids who have to stand out at the bus stop. make sure they are dressed properly. we have sunshine to start today. a system coming across the mountains will fall apart. the clouds will make it in later today.
sunshine this morning and a few clouds. high temperature in the upper 20s later today. sunrise at 7:20. partly cloudy tonight. cold but not as cold as last night. temperatures between 17 and 23 degrees. tomorrow, it will still be far enough south that we wind up with a basically dry day on tuesday. basically dry on tuesday. the track of the storm, there are two possible tracks. one takes it just south of baltimore. this blue line will give us, mostly snow. the orange track will give us a mix of rain and snow. this is where we are leading. on the 95 1/4, a mix of snow and rain. -- on the 95 corridor, a mix of snow and rain.
south of annapolis, southern maryland, it will be mostly rain for you folks. a shift in the track either way will make a big difference to what kind of precipitation we get here in baltimore. 28 today. 37 tomorrow. above freezing. that wintry mix of rain and snow on wednesday. temperatures should be above 32. dry thursday and friday. by the weekend, a clipper storm will give us some light snow late saturday and early sunday. >> you can follow storms any time using our radar act wbaltv.com. you can upload your pictures for the u local seemed. >> volunteer firefighter mark falkenhan will be laid to rest today. kim dacey joins us live from north baltimore with the story.
>> good morning. mark falkenhan was killed fighting a fire in parkville wednesday night. an outpouring of support is expected at his funeral today. fire officials estimate several thousand people attended a tribute to him on saturday. firefighters from stations across the region gathered to pay their respects to the fallen hero. close friends and colleagues remember mark falkenhan as the guy with the big smile who always went above and beyond. a husband and father of two sons, his loved ones comforted each other outside of the viewing. fellow firefighters carried in posters and fallkenhan's helmet, both reminders of his legacy. mark's funeral will be at 11:00 this morning here at the cathedral of mary our queen, followed by his interment at the dulaney valley memorial gardens. kim dacey, wbal-tv 11 news. >> thank you. coming up today, all new on the farewell season of "oprah." this time, oprah gets reunited.
here the family secret she has been keeping for months today at 4:00 p.m. a family meets their daughter for the first time since she was kidnapped 23 years ago. bobby brown is live in the student with some tips for a baby boomer duty. that is coming up in just seven minutes on the "today" show. i am a baby boomer. >> 10 degrees on tv hill. >> we will come back and check the weather and traffic together before you head out to start yourto
>> what is going on out there? >> we have had quite a few incidents. there is this one in edgewood. you want to avoid this one. good news on northbound 702. has now reopened near the beltway. this was an overturned a vehicle. seminary avenue, watch for an accident in lutherville. have a spot on the west side. a live view in that area issues in the pace of things. from 75 down to 70, you'll find delays. >> if we think warm, will help? >> we will try anything. at least is not windy. if we had wind of 10 or 15 miles per hour, the wind chill would be below zero. we will make it up to 28 today.
a quiet day tomorrow. a mix of rain and snow on wednesday. we will fine tune those details on tomorrow. tune to am 1090 to hear traffic and weather together on the fives. degrees, thate 32 helps a lot. and i think we will get there. >> ok. >> thanks for joining us for 11 news today. >> we will be back with a live update at 7:25. >> have a good day. >> follow breaking news and weather any time at wbaltv.com, and stay connected with us on facebook and twitter.